Play With Your Music: Free Online Music Course Starts November 1st

shockleewebpic_playwithyourmusiccourseIf you’re interested in music production and audio engineering check out this free 6-week online course, a project organized by the folks at NYU and MIT that will take you through the basics of working in a DAW, editing, remixing and mixing. It all begins November 1st.

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Next Big Sound’s State Of Online Music 2012 Report

Music data and analytics company Next Big Sound measures music consumption habits, artist data such as sales and social media metrics to help artists navigate through the music industry. Today, they have released a new report which analyzes the state of the industry and of the trends of the past year. For instance, fan activity on Soundcloud tripled in 2012, making it the fastest growing social service for music.

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A Look At Amazon’s Massive Distribution Operation

Get a glimpse of Amazon’s distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona on Cyber Monday, the number one shopping day of the year.

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What Is The Future Of Money?

Some ideas on the future of money and value in the social networking/social media space featuring thoughts from community leaders like Linus Olsson, the founder of Flattr and Michel Bauwens, the founder of the P2P Foundation.

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Online Filter Bubbles: Your Search Results Are Being Determined For You

Algorithms are increasingly editing the information we receive on the web. Did you know that two people entering the same keywords for a search in google will get different results? In this TED video Eli Pariser explains.

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Stuxnet: Anatomy of a Computer Virus

Stuxnet, a computer worm is the first weapon made entirely out of code which was discovered in 2010. This infographic explores the potential ramifications of this open source virus with cool motion graphics by Australian designer Patrick Clair.

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Sitting Is Killing You

This is a reminder that if you’re sitting for large parts of your day you might be in trouble…get outside and get some exercise!

[via Mashable via Medical Billing and Coding]

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Make Beats In The Cloud With Patternsketch

Patternsketch is a free and interesting, web based audio sequencer and drum machine. You can create beats and adjust the kit, tempo and playback and save and/or export the files as WAV, MP3, OGG or even upload directly to your SoundCloud account.

This browser based tool is built with HTML5 and Javascript [no flash or frameworks] so you can rock it on your computer from any location and easily collaborate with others over the net. Right now, the developers say it works best with Firefox but we tried it out with Safari and it seemed to be working pretty well.

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